Tag Archives: Military Madness
“95% of all foreign military bases in the world are US bases. In addition, [there are] 19 Naval air carriers (and 15 more planned), each as part of a Carrier Strike Group, composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircraft — each of which can be considered a floating military base.”
Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies. Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]
Russia and China urge diplomacy to resolve a deepening crisis. They want tensions defused.
The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]
With Trump ramping up threats against North Korea, we need to take action to abolish war and urge diplomacy now more than ever! An event happened in DC here. You can organize a vigil in your own area. We have flyers and sign-up sheets to download here. Let’s flood the White House with calls between 9 am to 4 pm […]
There is no question that the United States has the biggest, strongest, costliest armaments in the world and it devises the rules by which other nations use or display their ships, troops, and arms.
Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.
“Disarm and live.”
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon were promoted, with articles naming North Korea as a particular threat and reason to augment weapons systems.
Forbidden Questions? 24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother by Andrew J. Bacevich
Apart from a commendable determination to discomfit Trump and members of his inner circle (select military figures excepted, at least for now), journalism remains pretty much what it was prior to November 8th of last year: personalities built up only to be torn down; fads and novelties discovered, celebrated, then mocked; “extraordinary” stories of ordinary people granted 15 seconds of fame only to once again be consigned to oblivion…
William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less
Put another way, preparations for and the pursuit of war will ensure that any future America is dirtier, sicker, poorer, more rickety, and less safe.
The actual expense of the X-37 is hidden in the Pentagon’s ‘black,’ or classified, budget but is likely to cost more than $1 billion.
A program that he exposed was later confirmed by the NSA to have been a waste of over a billion dollars.
VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.
Surveys for the last five years have shown that the American public would prefer to see a cut in defense spending. In 2016, people responded that they do not want funding for nuclear weapons increased.
Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.
What has most people on edge and in a state of alarm is that these briefings take place amid dangerous tensions and brinkmanship on the Korean peninsula.